482nd Bomb Group

Group
Lieutenant John C "Red" Morgan of the 482nd Bomb Group with a B-17 Flying Fortress. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Lt Red Morgan, Cong, Med of Hon.'

Object Number - FRE 2007 - Lieutenant John C "Red" Morgan of the 482nd Bomb Group with a B-17 Flying Fortress. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Lt Red Morgan, Cong, Med of Hon.'

The 482nd Bomb Group was a Pathfinder Group, which using radar-equipped aircraft to support bombing missions until March 1944. Aircraft from this Group went ahead of other Bombers and sent information back about the best routes to take and the extent to which targets were obscured by the weather. The Group won a DUC as part of the First Bomb Division for unescorted raid on aircraft factories at Oschersleben on 11 January 1944. After March 1944, the Group sent detachments to other stations to train different squadrons in pathfinding techniques.

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Established

Alconbury 20 August 1943

Based

Alconbury 20 August 1943 - 24 June 1945

Encompassing

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 482nd Bomb Group 813th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19002577
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Civilian
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 482nd Bomb Group
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 482nd Bomb Group 813th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-447194
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: passenger
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: VIII Air Force Composite Command 482nd Bomb Group 406th Bomb Squadron 492nd Bomb Group Carpetbaggers
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 482nd Bomb Group 813th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19058963
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 301st Bomb Group 305th Bomb Group Can Do 482nd Bomb Group 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 325th Bomb Squadron 813th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Missouri Sue
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 482nd Bomb Group 66th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: El Capitan
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 482nd Bomb Group 491st Bomb Group 578th Bomb Squadron 66th Bomb Squadron
A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-9017) of the 92nd Bomb Group in flight. Passed for publication 5 Sep 1942. Printed caption on reverse: 'Q.13312: A Flying Fortress photographed in flight at a U.S. Training Centre.' On reverse: Westminster Press Provincial Newspapers Ltd and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Heidi Ho
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 482nd Bomb Group 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 94th Bomb Group 97th Bomb Group 327th Bomb Squadron 342nd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lil Skunk Face
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 381st Bomb Group 482nd Bomb Group 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 97th Bomb Group 327th Bomb Squadron 414th Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date3 Oct 2014 19:56:55
ContributorPaul Bellamy
Sources

482BG records (ARG Archive, Alconbury)

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:46
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / The Mighty Eighth. A History of the Units, Men and Machines of the US 8th Air Force.' by Roger A. Freeman (1989). 'Air Force Combat Units of World War II' compiled by the Department of the US Air Force, edited by Maurice Maurer (1983). / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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